my view, the proposed new platform video screens are inadequate if installed
as per the 'pilots'.....I am not sure just who did our evaluation and
what format was used but I submit that given the wave of criticism that
I have received about the pilot project, we have a responsibility to ensure
that these are done right." ~ TTC Chair Howard Moscoe
in a letter to the TTC Commissioners, April 5th.
At the April
6 TTC meeting, Moscoe requested that the vote be delayed until May 11th.
Commissioner Adam Giambrone moved three
motions from the Toronto Public Space Committee and all three were
adopted by the TTC.
TTC will vote on Wednesday May
11 whether to "roll out" the video advertising screens into
After a very brief pilot project, TTC staff have written an unbelievable
report (based on two "surveys") that states:
• There is no opposition to the expansion of the new Platform Video
Screens throughout the system.
• 97% of riders like the new platform screens better than the existing
opposition"? How insulting, considering over 400 people have taken
the time to e-mail the TTC Commissioners to say "No" to video
advertising on the TTC. Eye magazine has published a full page editorial
criticising the project and if you look closer at their own survey, over
78% said they don't want to see ads on the screens!
1) WRITE A WRITTEN DEPUTATION!
Send it to Freda Stanois at the TTC: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address your letter to Howard Moscoe.
2) FILL OUT THE TTC ONLINE SURVEY click
COME TO THE TTC MEETING!!
Wednesday, May 11 at City Hall (Committee
The meeting begins at 1pm. Deputations begin at 2pm.
At the meeting, we encourage you to make a deputation. All citizens are
allowed to speak fo rup to five minutes. Don't by shy, be heard!
here for the city's page about deputations.
Click here for the TPSC tip sheet on making
To sign up for a deputation call Freda Stanois @416-393-3698
(NOTE: This vote is separate from the decision about installing the screens
in subway CARS. This is just for the stations.)
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